An Escape

The nightmares are haunting, full of strangeness. They call me through them. Who or what, I don't know, but they're out there. Waiting. And I need to go. She's nice and all, but she's not them. There's something more waiting elsewhere. Maybe it's where I belong. I climb out the window in the cold, dark... Continue Reading →

Deep Wishes

I feel invisible blows as fear and pain chemicals flood my place within my host's brain. Her carer is destroying her, setting fire to her mind with every heartache, every forgotten promise, every silence, every lie. I wish to protect her, to save her. To survive. Her carer's mind was lost in the depths of... Continue Reading →

The End

Screams from inside forced the woman - visitor, friend - through to the master bedroom. She froze before the scene. "No-" a child, face of horror, backed away from the bed, "I tried to stop...it wouldn't- let me..." On the bed, the child's mother gasped for breath, "knew...I shouldn't have-" she clutched her throat, blood... Continue Reading →

Lost

The man took his eyes off his son for a moment, vision filled with the semi-transparent, augmented display of his son's latest medical assessment. They still didn't know what was in his son's head. What had changed him. Then his son was taken. The man looked away for only one, single moment. Years passed. Labelled... Continue Reading →

Porcelain

Waves hushed sounds of traffic far behind. Tiny fingers grasped mine, pulling past flowers and trees, little feet skipping over loose stones.I took one step for her four.She hadn’t told me our destination; “it’s a surprise Mummy.”She glanced back, round eyes gleaming and all smiles, “we’re close!”I couldn’t help but smile with her, adoration running deep.Her... Continue Reading →

Invincible

Mind cycling through the daily routine, I slowly slide off the bed. I waddle around with my swollen belly, pain erupting from inconveniently placed baby kicks.I feed the animals, step back inside, breathe. Head spins from standing too long washing dishes. Turn on washing machine, more pain; crouch down, turn, bend, breathe.I waddle up the stairs.... Continue Reading →

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